Friends at Lilian Britten
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Friends at Lilian Britten
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W: 1200mm x H: 900mm x D: 3mm
W: 47" x H: 35" x D:
Approx. Weight: 4kg
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About "Friends at Lilian Britten"
The focus on this Impressionistic-inspired brisk painting was to balance the composition with an equal, yet asymmetric weight.
The various direction lines found in the branches and limbs create dynamic energy and a sense of movement inspite of the sedentary subject matter.
The contrasting light and dark hues of blues, charcoal, white and beige kept the minimal palette cool and fresh.
This is an innocent moment captured like a snapshot in a quick, yet unspontaneous method.
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Shelley Reeves completed her Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, in 1994, majoring in Painting, History of Art, and Psychology. Her 4th Year Final Exam Self-Portrait was purchased by the University at the end of that year.
She completed a Higher Diploma in Education-Secondary at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth in 1995. Teaching secondary school Visual Art for 13 years resulted in numerous teens being inspired to pursue careers in Fine Art, Architecture, Fashion/Jewellery/Graphic Design, Animation, Advertising and Teaching.
Her deep respect for Scripture and Spirituality forms the core of her artistic inspiration, together with social interactions with an array of people from various cultural backgrounds. Her psychological understanding of the heart of man continues to ignite in her a compassionate, humble and cognitive love for humanity.
Shelley chose to stay at home to take care of her two energetic toddlers when they arrived in Dec 2010 and Mar 2012.
She plans to move on to produce Fine Art that seemlessly and abstractly reflects her innate passion for Home Interiors, Construction and Design, combining these aesthetics with her maturing spirituality.
1995 - Solo exhibition at Cleary Park Shopping Centre, PE.
1998 - Group exhibition at Cuyler Street Art Gallery, PE.
1999 - Group exhibition at Cuyler Street Art Gallery, PE.
2001 - Group exhibition at Cuyler Street Art Gallery, PE.
2007 - Group exhibition at Carl van Aswegen Library, CT.
BFine Art (Rhodes University), H.D.E (NMMU)
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